Shows the cutting, loading, transportation, mill sawing and finishing operations of the redwood lumber industry of northern California.
Subject: Look at that! It's gorgeous! Time to chop it down!
Subject: What's Left Isn't Enough
The film hit me like the stab of a knife. I didn't think it'd bother me to see video of these trees coming down, but it choked me up pretty good. The narrator talks about thousands of acres left for us to enjoy, but you know what? - it just isn't enough. I think I need to plant another one...
The persistence and skill of the loggers is also intriguing to watch, from the topper who climbs hundreds of feet without a safety net to the men on the ground, attacking a 2000 year old tree with just axes.